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    Not many actually - only the ones on the other thread, I think. Will look for some more soon.

    Oh, I have some of me on Kosmo, and some more ones of Mr. Gorgeous himself, Romeo.

    Just some more of Romeo for now - gotta upload the others later. Excuse my mediocre jumps, and his dirtyness










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    I swear the pale horses seek mud out by way of sunscreen.

    I used to get any two out of three right with my (dear departed) nag. Pick any two: Balance, Speed, Direction.

    Been on Susan Garrett seminar and contrary to most advice about training I've heard, she quotes Bob Bailey who trained many different species of animal - finishing on failure is ok. Rewarding failure is not. Ie you don't have to get it right to finish a training session.

    I'd be willing to bet two things were going wrong for Aussiemyf's training session. 1. fresh horse. 2. fresh horse fully aware of bad weather approaching.

    However if you want to compete in bad weather - you have to train in it too. Just expect it all to be like the very first time you trained anything if it's the very first time in stormy (approaching stormy) weather.

    I unplugged all the computers and TV and arial and most everything except the Fridge yesterday. I was lucky, roof seems to be still on, gutters did not overflow into the wall (again), and power was only out for an hour. And evil hound did not freak too much in the storm. In fact we spent most of the time sleeping in the dark.

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    Thanks for the Bob Bailey quote
    I don't think he was worried about the storm, once I got off and he knew we were finished, he was dead. I was feeding the QH and he was tied up with his eyes closed with thunder right above us.
    I agree he was a bit fresh and too excited to concentrate, but I last worked him on Saturday. I have gone three weeks without any form of exercise and he hasn't been so stupid.
    I guess we were just having a day
    What breed was your horse?

    Thanks for the photos Boxer. Romeo looks really nice in the first photo. Does he naturally carry himself like that!? Im so jealous!
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    my horse was a bay of unknown breed but given he could do a full 360 pivot on his hind quarters, or a standing start gallop, we suspect he had a lot of quarter horse in him. I got him in semi-retirement at the age of 27 by the tooth, and he lived to about 39 (by the tooth). His specialty was opening gates and clips and latches, like an equine locksmith.

    He was an extremely clever horse. I figured he'd have to be to live that long. Person who had him before me, was trying to do dressage with him but he was too old for "bending" the way she wanted. I just used to go on long rides in the forest which he liked just fine, as long as he could go full blast up steep hills - apparently that was easier on the joints than walking - according to him. Or just plain fun, not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Thanks for the Bob Bailey quote
    I don't think he was worried about the storm, once I got off and he knew we were finished, he was dead. I was feeding the QH and he was tied up with his eyes closed with thunder right above us.
    I agree he was a bit fresh and too excited to concentrate, but I last worked him on Saturday. I have gone three weeks without any form of exercise and he hasn't been so stupid.
    I guess we were just having a day
    What breed was your horse?

    Thanks for the photos Boxer. Romeo looks really nice in the first photo. Does he naturally carry himself like that!? Im so jealous!
    Yep, that is my boys natural carriage. I love a horse with a natural flair in his trot- Look at this stunning mare. YouTube - amazing welsh cob mare in harness

    For me, a horse has to have POWER in his trot, I don't like flat, boring trots. Actually thinking of buying Welsh Cob mare for dressage for myself, and to breed later on

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